Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hierarchy Update

Today, the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Elden Curtiss of Omaha, Nebraska, one of those serving past age 75. He will be succeeded by Bishop George Lucas of the Diocese of Springfield, IL.

The number of Latin rite bishops currently serving beyond the mandatory retirement age of 75 is now nine.

There are now six vacant sees in the U.S.: Cheyenne, Wyoming; Duluth, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Ogdensburg, N.Y.; Owensboro, Kentucky, and Springfield, Il.

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